American pitcher Rodney Chad Smith currently plays for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. He was born on June 8, 1995, in McCalla, Alabama. Smith is currently 27 and made his major league debut in 2022.
Smith completed his education at McCalla, Alabama’s McAdory High School. He chose to attend Wallace State Community College and played baseball there for two years.
He was chosen by the Cleveland Indians in the 23rd round of the 2015 MLB Draft. He transferred to the University of Mississippi where he played college baseball for the Ole Miss Rebels after declining to sign with Cleveland.
In the eleventh round of the 2016 MLB Draft, the Miami Marlins picked Smith, and Smith eventually signed with the Marlins. Smith was exchanged by the Marlins for Jess Tinoco by the Rockies on August 13, 2020.
The Rockies promoted Smith to the major leagues on May 28, 2022. He made his big league debut on May 29. Smith is the eighth Wallace State player overall to make it to the majors under coach Randy Putman and the first since Zelous Wheeler in 2014.
His grandfather, Norm Zauchin, played baseball in the 1950s.
Is Chad Smith Married?
Yes, Chad Smith is currently married but there is not much information about her on the internet. His wife had been seen during his major league debut earlier this year.
Smith’s wife played a big part in helping his parents get there, easing their nerves about traveling. She met them in Houston to join them on the second leg of the journey.
Smith got to see his family after his big debut, spending a few minutes with them before heading back to Denver with the team.